Celebrating the Love of Friends in a Loving World

Celebrating the Love of Friends in a Loving World
Red Roses for You, My Sweet Friends ... Total Love.

My Sweet Friends

My sweet friends,

We grow closer to each other;

When we interact together and share ideas;

The common faith that we share,

Binds our hearts in one accord.

For sweet friendships last a life time,

When built on mutual respect, humility and understanding;

Throughout each different season,

We find we are one in life.

Sweet friends are there through times of grief;

And times when hope is gone;

Always there with encouragement;

So we can carry on.

I thank the Lord for you,

My true and faithful friends;

To fondly speak with you, whether we agree or not,

On this, our beloved blog;

For sweet friends will stay, no matter what;

Giving support.

Together, our hearts and minds truly unite;

With the amazing love of sweet friends.

In the spirit of true friendship,

Best wishes, my sweet friends;

May the Lord bless you abundantly.

I remain, yours truly,

B.B. Bakampa.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

To Hell With African Dictators!

By Bakampa Brian Baryaguma
bsaint3@gmail.com; www.bbbakampa.blogspot.com


Fellow Africans, the long awaited moment of change has come to mother Africa. The days of our greedy, selfish and opportunistic dictators are numbered. Certainly, they are withering away, down into the dustbins of history. Africa is undergoing social, political and economic transformation and I urge you to embrace this positive development. The strong winds of change are finally here.

North Africa is experiencing them; it is my desire that they descend to sub-Saharan Africa. Any African leader who has been in power for over ten (10) years should be ejected at all costs! Africa belongs to all of us, so as many Africans as possible should participate in her development process. Regime change is the best mechanism of achieving this.

Therefore, the hullabaloo about Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is unjustified and uncalled for. A leader who decides to shoot and kill innocent and peacefully assembled citizens, in protest against his government does not deserve to lead anybody and should be forcefully removed. Gaddafi, and all other despots like him, is bad news for Africa.

The allied attack of Libya is ABSOLUTELY IN ORDER––TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY. It is not an “invasion” as put by status quoists who are beneficiaries of the current exploitative, corrupt, exclusionary and oppressive nature of most African regimes. They are glad to see things remain as they are. I strongly urge you not to join them. Kindly embrace reform.

The attack on Libya is meant to avert a likely humanitarian crisis, sparked off by Gaddafi’s decision to wantonly shoot and kill Libyans. Presently, the Arab world is undergoing socio-political revolution. When Libyans followed suit, Gaddafi vowed “to exterminate them like flies.” He has no respect for human rights and civil liberties. When a big bully harasses and mistreats smaller colleagues, it is only natural and sensible that compassionate friends and neighbours intervene to save them. This is precisely what is happening in Libya now and it is a good and reasonable thing. Gaddafi must go and he is neither the first nor the last of his kind.

Probably we ought to know who, in political terms, a true African is. A true African is not defined by the colour of their skin or geographical location. Rather, a true African is everyone that is concerned about the plight and prosperity of Africa and is willing to sacrifice for it in an inclusive manner. The guiding principle is that whoever is with us is for us. I humbly submit that the allied powers are only expressing their solidarity with the people of Libya. They are welcome.

It is not true that they are interested in stealing Libyan oil. In any case, our resources have all along been plundered and stolen by our very own leaders for their personal, family and friends’ pleasure. The ordinary African hardly has anything meaningful to jubilate about being a citizen of the world’s richest continent. African dictators think that they own the countries they are presiding over and administer them as though they were their personal estates! We should know that an oppressor is an oppressor, whether African or not,

In July 2009, I wrote an article entitled The African Dream, in which I advocated and predicted the current developments. My learned friend, Professor Jacqueline Lang Weaver, described it as “very impassioned.” I am not only grateful that these wonderful changes in Africa are occurring during my lifetime, but that I was also part and parcel of them. May God bless Africa and all our friends elsewhere.